First half of a class by Ron Padgett on writing poetry. He separates poetry into two types, that with a plan and that without. He discusses acrostics (a Victorian parlor game), "I remember," and other writing exercises. (Continues on 75p029). Keywords: New American Poetry, New York School
Second half of a class by Ron Padgett on writing poetry. He separates poetry into two types, that with a plan and that without. He discusses acrostics (a Victorian parlor game), "I remember," and other writing exercises. (Continued from 75p298) Keywords: New American Poetry, New York School
Second half of a Summer Writing Program faculty reading with Hoa Nguyen, Mark McMorriss and Michael Palmer. Palmer reads "The metaphysician of Prague, autobiography 11" and "Burning deck," among others.(Continued from 02P013)
A lecture by Michael Palmer exploring translation and its aesthetic implications. The title refers to writers who refuse to submit to an authoritarian poetic or political reality. Palmer discusses Arthur Rimbaud, Herman Melville, Stephane Mallarme, Friedrich Holderlin ,Octavio Paz and Paul Celan. The lecture concludes with a brief question and answer session.
Marjorie Perloff lectures on Allen Ginsberg and the poetics of everyday life. Perloff traces the influence of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work on the arts of the 20th Century, and discusses Marianne Moore's reactions to Ginsberg's early work in relation to Wittgenstein's concern with the uses of language in everyday life.
Second half of a reading, with Wang Ping and Arthur Sze. Ping reads "Of flesh and spirit," "Song of calling souls" and "Ultimate passage." Sze reads poems from his book Archipelago, including "Original memory" and "Archipelago." (Continued from 95P027)
A Kristin Prevallet lecture, "A Poem is never by itself alone," July 2001. Prevallet talks about investigative poetics: inquiry and investigative aspects. She reads from an essay about the philosophical principles of (relational) investigative poetics mentioning Olson's "total concentration," Manuel De Landa's book "A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History," and the inspiration question of an investigative poet, then gives practical examples. There is a question and...